Thursday, February 16, 2017
Infanta Cristina Verdict due on Friday
A court in Palma de Mallorca will issue its verdict tomorrow for Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin.
The verdict will be announced at noon in Spain (6 a.m., EST).
Infanta Cristina, the second of three children of former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, faced criminal charges over reports that she helped her husband evade taxes.
If Infanta Cristina is convicted, she could face up to eight years in prison. Her husband was charged with more serious crimes: embezzlement, forgery, influence peddling and money laundering. He could be sentenced to more than 19 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Several Spanish-language newspapers are reporting that Inaki's sentence could be cut in half, and Cristina will receive a small fine.
Infanta Cristina and Inaki married in 1997, and they have four children.